Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Coraciiformes > Family: Meropidae > Genus: Merops > Species: Merops superciliosus

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater - Merops superciliosus Linnaeus, 1766

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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Least Concern


Not evaluated


Not evaluated

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

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Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Abejaruco Papirrojo Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Abelharuco-de-garganta-vermelha Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Blauwangenspint German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Groene Bijeneter Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Grön biätare Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Gruccione egiziano Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Guêpier de Madagascar French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Vihermehiläissyöjä Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Vlha zelená Czech Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Zöld gyurgyalag Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
No synonyms available.

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EURing code:08390 European bird-ringing
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
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GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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